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R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is the founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator and a New York Times best-selling author. He makes frequent appearances on national television and is a nationally syndicated columnist, whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, National Review, Harper's, Commentary, The (London) Spectator, Le Figaro (Paris) and elsewhere.

Articles by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

This video framegrab image from MSNBC's Morning Joe, shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaking to co-host Mika Brzezinski, Friday, May 1, 2020. (MSNBC's Morning Joe via AP)

Joe Biden’s presidential basement campaign

I can see Joe from his basement intoning, "I remember nothing." Then he might attack President Trump for being slow to respond to "COVID-11." I am going to enjoy this campaign. Published May 12, 2020

In this April 25, 2006, file photo, John Durham speaks to reporters on the steps of U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn. Durham, Connecticut’s U.S. attorney, is leading the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

John Durham’s investigation into 2016 election irregularities needs resolution

If you were reading The Wall Street Journal late last week, you might have noticed a story about a federal prosecutor John Durham from Connecticut. He is the man that Attorney General William Barr tapped a year ago to look into irregularities allegedly committed surrounding the 2016 election, possibly by high-ranking officials in our intelligence community. Published April 7, 2020

Meeting One’s Self Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Millennial author Charlotte Alter writes a dreadful, My-Generation-obsessed book

The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America" from author Charlotte Alter takes its dreadful title from a dreadful speech given back in 2008 by presidential candidate Barack Obama, titled, dreadfully enough, "The Ones We've Been Waiting For." Published March 17, 2020

James Carville Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Leftist levels of crazy: James Carville, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Poor old James Carville is in the dumps. He doubts that Crazy Bernie can beat President Trump in November. He appeared on MSNBC last week and said that anyone who thought Bernie would turn out more voters and in sufficient numbers to beat Mr. Trump was "a fool." Well, on that point he might be right. Published February 25, 2020

President Donald Trump listens during an event with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, to announce the Trump administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judicial swamp looking to stymie the ‘Trump Revolution’

What Mr. Trump has dubbed the swamp is erupting with more poison. Just the other day we learned that the Committee on Codes of Conduct of the U.S. Judicial Conference is planning to bar judges from belonging to the Federalist Society. Published January 28, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Why the liberal media love for Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden?

I see that the mainstream media is promoting the candidacies of Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden at the expense of the 13 other admitted Democratic candidates and the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Democrats who feel in their heart of hearts that they should be president. Published January 14, 2020

William Barr 2019 Award Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Attorney General William Barr, ‘Adult of the Year’

The Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly A. Strassel has just conferred her "Adult of the Year Award" on a man who deserves it, Attorney General William Barr. And Ms. Strassel writes with sufficient distance from the swamp to be taken seriously. Published January 7, 2020